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Indian techie Sriram Krishnan ‘helping’ Elon Musk with Twitter revamp


In February 2020, Tesla Inc cofounder Elon Musk was a guest on the GoodTime Show, a podcast hosted by Sriram Krishnan and wife Aarthi Ramamurthy, tech entrepreneurs who had met Musk several years ago during a private tour of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne.

Krishnan later told the New York Times that he managed to get Musk on board after merely texting him.

Two years later,
Musk has roped in Krishnan as part of a crack team to help with his Twitter revamp.

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“Now that the word is out: I’m helping out @elonmusk with Twitter temporarily with some other great people. I (and a16z) believe this is a hugely important company and can have a great impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen,” Krishnan said in a tweet on Monday.

As a technologist and engineer, Krishnan is ‘interested in the intersection of consumer tech and crypto.’ He currently works as a general partner at a16z crypto.

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Krishnan tweeted that he would continue with his day job and that crypto founders could reach out to him.

An active investor, he previously led product and engineering teams at Twitter, Meta and Microsoft. While at Twitter, Krishnan led core consumer teams. At Snap and Facebook, he created and oversaw various mobile advertisement products.

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Krishnan also serves on the boards of Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork.

While the Covid-19 pandemic may have waned and popular social audio app Clubhouse may have lost some of its followers, GoodTime Show has gained in popularity, moving on from Clubhouse to other podcasting platforms and YouTube. The show has featured celebrity guests including Mark Zuckerberg, Naomi Osaka, Virgil Abloh, AR Rahman and Andrew Yang, among others.

Musk, as the new owner of Twitter, has fired three top executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, and promised a slew of changes to the platform. In fact, Musk has tweeted that Twitter’s whole verification process is being overhauled, which Krishnan has also retweeted.

The tech entrepreneur could ‘temporarily’ be one of those with a greater say in Musk’s Twitter matters going forward.

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